Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kale Chips

I am going through a Kale phase at the moment.  I love it.  I saw people pinning it on pinterest a while back and thought... wow... that does not look even vaguely good.  But I decided to give it a try and now I seriously cannot get enough of it.  When Paul calls from the store and asks what if we need anything else I say: "Kale.  And lots of it.  No, not one bunch. At least two."

And I just had to share the recipe that I've come up with over the last couple weeks.  It took some experimenting (and having a spray bottle for the vinegarette really helps), but I think it's pretty close to perfect (to my taste buds at least!):

Kale, washed and broken into small pieces with the stalk removed (sometimes I cook and eat the stalk too!  It's pretty good, but won't be crispy!)
Olive Oil (I have an olive oil spray that I've been using lately too and it does make getting the perfect amount very easy)
Balsamic Vinegar
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray (or grease) cookie sheet with olive oil.  Lay Kale flat.  Spray (or sprinkle) with olive oil.  Spray (or sprinkle) with balsamic vinegar.  Sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano, basil and sea salt (I use a little more garlic powder and a small amount of the others).  Cook for 10-15 (watch for it to become crisp.  My oven is rather unreliable and the cooking time varies).



  1. I hear that kale is pretty easy to grow, but like you I always thought it looked kinda, eh! I need to give it a try.

  2. ooh, oven chips of leafy greens? definately going to have to try that.

    If you peel a carrot, then cut the rest of it up with the peeler, the strips of carrot can be used to make very good chips in the same way. I used to use this as a garnish all the time when I still cooked for a living.

    Very nicely done, Cam. I'll put a little star next to this one.

  3. I like Kale Chips a lot too. I have always just made them with olive oil and salt, so I will have to try your recipe!

  4. I'll have to try the spray bottle method, I think I always get too much oil on mine, and then it takes longer to cook them. But they sure are yummy! Wonderful healthy snack. :D

  5. I made my first kale chips this week and they are so good! I will definitely be adding the balsamic vinegar to my next batch.


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